I started this blog to chronicle my guitar-making and thoughts on family history. Each guitar I deliver will be accompanied by a commentary extracted from this blog. I also have a goal to work with my sister and other family members to capture the Mercer family history, particularly as it relates to our ancestors' service in the Civil War and prior pioneering movements.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Parts is Parts
So, with the inlay of the back strip, bending of the sides and completion of the neck carving, everything is in place for the start of assembly. There's still scraping and sanding in preparation for this, but we're getting close. The A/C is wringing the water out of the air, but with the tailend of Isaac sweeping by, the humidity is still high for assembly. Preparative steps will be completed though and assembly will start ASAP. There are a couple more features that this guitar will have that will enhance playability. The curve of the neck from one side to the other will include the fretboard, making the neck very comfortable. With the bindings on the fretboard the fret tangs do not show and the ends are nicely rounded. This will also enhance comfort and playability.